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Held captive by her abusive father, a curious young girl's world is forever changed when she discovers a secret cell phone. But in order to save herself and her sister, she must risk everything to escape her father.

“No notes.” - Fernando Meirelles, Chapman University Distinguished Artist (City of God, Two Popes)

Featuring Free Bird by Lynyrd Skynyrd

  • Denali Chin
  • Denali Chin
  • Amber Okeh
  • Venk Potula
  • David Xu
  • Aglaya Semenova
    Key Cast
  • Regen Wilson
    Key Cast
  • Téa Watson
    Key Cast
  • Justin Armstrong
    Key Cast
  • Antonia Kogout
    Key Cast
  • Hanyu Gao
  • Mengchen Sun
    Sound Designer
  • Lucian Jin
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Thriller, Suspense
  • Runtime:
    18 minutes 46 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 10, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    19,600 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Shooting Format:
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - Chapman University
Director Biography - Denali Chin

Denali is a passionate storyteller and 3rd-year MFA directing student at Chapman University. Born and raised in the Bay Area, he earned a double major in Computer Science and Cinema Digital Media at UC Davis. Despite not having a film program at UC Davis, Denali explored his passion for filmmaking in his free time, creating short skits and videos for fun. While working as a Software Engineer at Google, Denali decided to pursue his filmmaking dream and took a leap of faith by quitting his job to attend Chapman University.

Denali is particularly drawn to stories where characters must overcome high stakes, but he is also eager to experiment with new genres and styles. He is committed to honing his craft and hopes to establish a career in narrative filmmaking and commercials.

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